Alex Haidaris, MSTCM, L.Ac.
Alexandra ("Alex") Haidaris is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Oregon. She graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California where she earned her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM). She is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University. After graduating, she continued her education in herbal medicine by studying traditionally used herbs while travelling in Siberia for 2 years.
Before becoming a practitioner, Alex was a patient receiving acupuncture and experienced great results. Her desire to help people, interest in health and herbalism, and her personal experiences with the effectiveness of TCM converged into a passion for sharing TCM with others. She particularly enjoys treating digestive issues, insomnia, and musculoskeletal complaints such as pain and arthritis, and loves to utilize cupping, tui na (massage), and lifestyle/dietary advice.
Alex has a nurturing and accepting approach, always truly meeting people where they are at. She enjoys learning about the diverse experiences of her patients, and hopes with everyone she meets to share with them the joy of living and healing naturally.
When not practicing, Alex enjoys hitting the trail, eating out at just about any cuisine, and experimenting with dishes at home. Otherwise, you might find her with her nose in a book!
From Alex's Patients:
I have been seeing Alex for several weeks now and I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience. This was my first experience with acupuncture so I had no idea how many issues she could actually help me with.
My initial referral was for neck pain and migraines. My neck pain was so severe when I started that I couldn’t fully turn my head side to side and lived in constant pain. At my first appointment, Alex spoke with me about the problems I had been experiencing as a whole, not just the neck pain I was referred for. Since seeing Alex she has worked with me for not only the neck pain but headaches, migraines, insomnia, anxiety, digestion, adhd, hip pain and more.
My hip pain is almost non existent, my neck pain and mobility had significantly improved, I am sleeping better, my mood has started improving and even the migraines I have dealt with since childhood are improving. I highly recommend anyone who has “tried it all” to see Alex and find out what she can do to help you.
I became a patient at G&L in 2014 to seek treatment for various issues and have revisited as needed over the years.
Recently, I started visiting the Hillsboro location for some bad back pain, knee pain, and digestion issues. After only a couple treatments from Alex, I noticed results immediately!! My back started to loosen up and went from a 7-8 pain level to about a 2-3 most days. My digestion and knee pain are also starting to regulate after 4 treatments.
I am very happy with the results so far (not surprisingly) and I definitely plan to continue Alex’s treatment plan for me!
I originally visited Alex to address pain in my shoulder from a recurring issue. The pain was reduced the day after my first visit so I could sleep on that shoulder.
More importantly Alex took the time to ask about all of the current issues I was having and included inspiration/motivation work as well. After a couple of sessions I had a sense of restlessness and have finally had the inspiration to use the physical therapy sessions as a foundation to build positive habit changes. Big thumbs up.